I think it would be fair to say that we all have a hell of a lot of variety in our lives. We fulfill roles as mothers, wives, teachers, creators, bakers, farmers, carers and friends and so the list goes on. Many of you probably come under almost all of those categories; however our days are filled with ordinary moments.
Sarah and Anne have both recently written about what is normal for them and about their ordinary moments. Thank you for the inspiration ladies: here are some of my own normal and ordinary moments.
Destocking around one third of our sheep due to increasingly dry conditions only to have it rain the day after the last truck had disappeared over the horizon.
The beginnings of beef stock made from the bones of a recently slaughtered steer.
An unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon spent cutting firewood for the colder months ahead.
Even toast tastes better cooked in the outdoors, especially when you are cutting firewood.
I thought that most people had given up on writing actual snail mail letters until my aunt recently mentioned that she had spent an afternoon writing letters to her elderly mother and mother in law. The very next day I received the most beautifully embellished envelope, letter and handmade gift from Jodie. So many little bits of pretty paper, string, tags, and stickers topped off with two fragrant tea bags. Kindness, generosity and inspiration all in one package, thank you Jodie for brightening up my day and our otherwise ordinary mail bag.
Perhaps you aren’t destocking or simmering beef bones or perhaps you are?
Normal and ordinary looks different for all of us doesn’t it?
Wishing you a happy Sunday, friends x